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Challenge: National Geographic II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: In the air over Arizona
Date: Jun 28, 2011
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2011

A lucky shot, taken while flying home from vacation. The entire country seemed to be covered with clouds, and then there was a small opening, and it was over this. Meteor Crater is almost a mile wide and 550 feet deep. That tiny black rectangle at the top of it is the visitor center.

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[Jul. 1st, 2011 04:39:24 PM]

Oh what a pretty sight:

Votes: 41
Views: 99
Avg Vote: 7.0488
Comments: 2

It's been a while since my scores looked so good. Keep it up, folks!!! Pretty please...?

[Jul. 1st, 2011 08:54:50 PM]

Avg Vote: 7.2609
The highest score I've ever had!

[Jul. 2nd, 2011 11:39:10 AM]

Avg Vote: 7.3396

Having palpitations.

[post challenge]

Just got home. I was hoping... and.... FINALLY! Thanks everyone, for your lovely votes and comments. This one will stick, I swear. Already sent in validation. No cloning of ANY sort.

@one2one: Yes, I have a couple more but not nearly as sharp or as dramatic. This was the best.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 113
Avg (all users): 7.1556
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 7.0370
Avg (non-participants): 7.2346
Views since voting: 4713
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 135
Comments: 71
Favorites: 20 (view)


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08/01/2012 04:58:58 PM
the coolest thing ever
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08/01/2012 02:31:23 PM
Super awesome shot!!
I live about 20 miles away from the crater and have not seen a pic quite this good! Fav time!
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08/14/2011 12:56:40 PM
hey just noticed you ribboned! about time! :-) congrats
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07/29/2011 12:01:15 PM
That's an outstanding view and so well done! Really beautiful!!
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07/11/2011 10:58:42 PM
I love this shot so much! Especially since I have visited the crater site a few years ago, but well before I got hooked on photography. Congrats on the yellow, very well deserved.
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07/11/2011 06:01:19 AM
awesome !
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07/11/2011 12:30:48 AM
This looks like it was very purposeful. I liked seeing a pick for nat geo that wasn't about zoo animals. I was surprised to read that it was taken from an airplane window.
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07/10/2011 09:52:02 AM
WOW! Johanna, this is such a fantastic and amazing shot. Can't stop looking at it.
HUGE congrats on the ribbon, so well deserved.
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07/10/2011 07:02:29 AM
So glad you got one to stick! :-) Great image, could almost be Mars.
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07/09/2011 11:47:20 PM
First class beauty queen. Congrats!
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07/09/2011 09:29:42 PM
A great shot indeed
Congrats on your ribby!!!
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07/09/2011 08:12:08 PM
Way to go Johanna! Great image, deserving of the ribbon it achieved.
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07/09/2011 01:20:41 PM
No way this is only your first ribbon. Well, congrats!
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07/09/2011 11:04:45 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. This is one my favorite places that I have visited in the US. It's amazing to see the might and power that one of these meteors. I remember the long road in from the interstate and seeing it from above reminds just how far that was.
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07/08/2011 06:24:15 PM
nice shot Johanna, perfect for the challenge. By the way, I've been to this crater, it is humongous, you feel so small on its edge... Congrats on capturing it, and a ribbon, finally!
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07/08/2011 02:07:07 PM
Wow a new PB and a ribbon - awesome! What a gift for you to be able to catch this scene. It's excellent. Congrats!

Message edited by author 2011-07-08 14:07:58.
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07/08/2011 12:35:11 PM
I'd love to go picking around there!
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07/08/2011 12:18:37 PM
Great shot Johanna, congrats!
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07/08/2011 10:59:55 AM
Wow - truly astonishing shot !!

Looks straight from another planet . . okay barring the roads and rivers . . and visitors centre . . but hay aliens need vacations as well you know !!

Oh and gratz on the ribbon- it looks very at home on your front page :-)
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07/08/2011 10:59:03 AM
Way to GO, Johanna! This is so amazing! What an honor to win in a challenge like this!
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07/08/2011 10:21:18 AM
Great shot. Congratulations on the ribbon!!!!
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07/08/2011 10:17:28 AM
Cool! Your first ribbon. Well overdue.
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07/08/2011 09:42:48 AM
You may call it luck. But, I would say it is a reward for your vision to have noticed this from few thousand feet height. Congrats!
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07/08/2011 09:35:59 AM
whooo hooo!!!! Awesome, awesome shot! I knew it would do well! Congrats on the ribbons!! wheee!
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07/08/2011 09:22:03 AM
Woo Hoo, congrats on a wonderful shot, now you're flying ;)
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07/08/2011 09:20:26 AM
Awesome! I'm happy you'll keep this ribbon! I gave this a 10, it's just so captivating!
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07/08/2011 09:19:19 AM
Congrats on your good fortune and for being prepared when this opportunity presented itself. It's just "right" in every way.
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07/08/2011 09:00:01 AM
congrats on a terrific shot, ribbon, and PB!!! Job well done.
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07/08/2011 08:52:32 AM
well done sweetheart!!!! Fabulous capture!
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07/08/2011 08:20:41 AM
Congratulations on new PB and the Yellow!! Absolutely a wonderful image!
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07/08/2011 08:02:03 AM
I consider it nothing short of a scandal that this is your first ribbon (DQ aside); I've been looking at your Flickr portfolio recently and found such stunning work that I was going to drop you a line anyway. How wonderful that I can do so by congratulating you on this ribbon. The first of many I'm sure.
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07/08/2011 07:40:54 AM
Wow, Johanna! This is awesome, and from a plane, no less. Beautiful structure and colors in the photo. And huge congratulations on the yellow ribbon!
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07/08/2011 05:50:04 AM
Nice one,Congratulations. Amazed I thought you had dozens of ribbons.

Message edited by author 2011-07-08 05:51:36.
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07/08/2011 04:05:47 AM
way to go on your first second ribbon!
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07/08/2011 03:30:52 AM
Congrats on your well deserved ribbon Johanna! This image is fantastic! I love it! Congrats again:)
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07/08/2011 03:10:13 AM
Oh yes, fantastic finish, so well deserved!!! Congratulations!
Now add a yellow border around it and you have a cover. :)
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07/08/2011 02:26:42 AM
TOTALLY FABULOUS image, Johanna! I'm thrilled that it ribboned for you. Voters occasionally get it right.
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07/08/2011 02:24:10 AM
W2G Jo, well deserved. Most people would be sleeping or reading, not looking out the window and then still having camera at the ready.
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07/08/2011 02:11:50 AM
Congratulations Johanna! Fantastic shot and absolutely National Geographic material.
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07/08/2011 02:09:57 AM
Way to go, Johanna! Always great to get a seat without the friggin' wing in the way, too! (Love Ken's comment.)
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07/08/2011 02:08:16 AM
Hey! That's where my mothership landed so very long ago. Makes me homesick for my home planet. :P
Conrattttttulations, Johanna!
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07/08/2011 02:06:22 AM
! WOW great just great. Congratulation on a well deserved, maybe underrated, placement.
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07/08/2011 02:01:18 AM
Johanna, so happy for you, congrats
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07/08/2011 01:59:48 AM
I`m a great fan of air shots was my favourite. Conngratulation.
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07/08/2011 01:23:27 AM
Loved this when I first saw it - delighted it did so well.
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07/08/2011 01:21:47 AM
Whoooo Hooooo Girl!!!! When I first saw this I thought it was a moon crater... I didn't see the word Arizona LOL needless to say I was overwhelmed!!
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07/08/2011 01:03:08 AM
CONGRATULATIONS, JOHANNA!!! AT LAST!!! A very, very well deserved ribbon AND a 7!! AND a PB!! WOW!
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07/08/2011 01:00:18 AM
Killer! Knew it would do well. Congrats on the ribbon!
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07/08/2011 12:58:54 AM
Oh wow, I've only just noticed this, was busy voting, You ribboned, yippppppeeeeeeee, for you, this was an awesome shot.
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07/08/2011 12:37:58 AM
Congrats! First ribbon, new personal best, first 7+ score. :)
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07/08/2011 12:37:05 AM
Oh Johanna! Congrats to you!!!
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07/08/2011 12:22:19 AM
Now don't you go get DQed for not submitting your original Johanna. ;)

Great shot. I would love to see this live as you did. Fantastic crater. I just love craters hihi

Any more views of this one from that shoot?
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07/08/2011 12:22:16 AM
Great shot, well deserved ribbon, congratulations.
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07/08/2011 12:13:11 AM
Great score Johanna, a big congrats on winning the ribbon with this amazing shot.
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07/08/2011 12:08:22 AM
Awesome!!!! Huge congrats on your very well-deserved ribbon, Johanna!
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07/08/2011 12:07:34 AM
Wonderful image. Many congrats on the ribbon.
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07/08/2011 12:06:52 AM
Beautiful shot. Congrats Johanna.
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07/08/2011 12:06:08 AM
Way to go!!! Now you have your ribbon. Well really you already have several in my book but now it's official.
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07/08/2011 12:05:38 AM
Yee Haw! At last! WTG....
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07/08/2011 12:03:52 AM
My favorite !
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2011 10:44:00 PM
I love this image! I've thought about visiting this place.
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07/05/2011 08:52:06 PM
Fabulous! What a great image for the challenge topic!



I may or may not be voting, so please do not equate my comment with any score.
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07/03/2011 07:38:40 PM
Great pic.
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07/03/2011 02:37:22 PM
What a lucky break in the clouds. I'm glad this is doing well for you.
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07/03/2011 04:27:16 AM
Wonderful, 9.
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07/03/2011 03:47:14 AM
Works on two levels, as a fascinating study of the topology, and as a thoroughly appealing abstract style image.
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07/02/2011 07:42:45 AM
Amazing shot, perfect for this challenge, I hope to see this somewhere near the top.
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07/02/2011 04:08:47 AM
This is a fabulous image. Breathtaking. It oozes NG quality. They have always pushed the boundaries and taken photography to new levels, always seeking a new angle or vantage point. From the zig zag of the riverine forested river to the left, the hand of man roads, clouds for depth, and the lovely shadow and 3D accentuation of the crater. Top marks. I hope you aren't getting nailed by the "It's not a Lion, baby seal, African Tribe" crowd...Even if you got lucky on a flight from A-Z, it's bloody hard to shoot through a porthole without some form artefacts, aberration and distortion. This would be the only reason I see why SC made this challenge Advanced and not Basic Editing. To allow the photographer some leeway in PP to get his shot NG-Like.
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07/01/2011 09:04:24 PM
Beautiful and fascinating.
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07/01/2011 04:38:41 PM
Oh I love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I simply love taking pics from planes when I travel, would have loved to fly over this.
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07/01/2011 04:26:54 PM
Totally Nat Geo!!
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